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obama to defend his red line on chemical weapons which rebels claim killed more than a thousands people in syria. >> we cannot sit still. >> reporter: syrian forces shelled so much it corrupted any evidence the u.n. might find this week. a u.s. official tells cnn behind the scenes multiple international sources have collected evidence from that site. the official says the sources took tissue samples and other evidence shortly after the attack. it was being analyzed in secure locations. that's why the white house tone changed so quickly from friday's get the inspectors in to sunday's it's too late to be credible. it's why an administration official sounded so confident in saying there's little doubt at this point that a chemical weapon was used by the syrian regime against civilians. the president's newly updated options include cruise missiles launched from one of four navy destroyers or jets firing from outside syrian air space. >> we're prepared to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. tell us some of the
of it and whether there is any end in sight, next. >>> we understand that just about now president obama is making some comments on the situation in egypt. the president has not commented on the bloody and violent situation that is happening in that country right now. dan lothian is live at the white house to tell us more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to
years it's become difficult tr politician frs the obama administration to take on this issue. for politicians to take on this issue the always very treacherous. what they're trying to do is they're trying to say is we're going to put federal resources on hot spots on places like chicago and philadelphia where you have very big problem with violent crime. we're going to leave some of the nonviolent crime issues to deal with. they are hoping to save billions of dollars in federal costs. >> you mention the cutting cost, you spent $80 billion in this country just last year on the prison system here in the u.s. sunny, what kind of criteria will offenders have to meet to qualify? >> this is real common sense approach. i think it comes from our attorney general's background. he was the u.s. attorney in d.c. where i practice. i was an assistant u.s. attorney. you get to prosecute local and federal crimes there because d.c. is not a state, it's a district. this attorney general is familiar with these low level nonviolent drug offenders. he's saying we're not going to target the low le
hagel told the bbc that the u.s. is ready to go. if president obama orders an attack on syria. >> well, as i said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, i think president oulan, our allies, partners, leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts, let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action on no action. >> but if they were to come, you're ready to go? >> we're ready to go like that. >> much of the speculation over syria's use of chemical weapons as secretary of state john kerry took the podium at the state department. kerry said he has little doubt that the man he himself sat down with for a meeting in 2009 is responsible for the, quote, indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of children, killing of women and children, and killing by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and despite the excuse
, to the cnn newsroom. the top stories we're following at this hour. president obama discusses the syria crisis with his national security team. that after reports the syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons, killing hundreds of people. >>> in california a raging wildfire is exploding in size and spreading inside yosemite national park. >>> plus, it has been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his famous "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. offi
's capital. up first, in just moments, history in the making over at the white house. president obama kbeti inggettino award an army staff sergeant just 33 years old with the nation's highest military recognition, the medal of honor. staff sergeant ty carter will be the fifth living resip sip yent to get the honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. you're about to hear his chilling story of courage and heroism during a fire fight with militants in afghanistan. we'll take you there live. >>> first, any minute now, the secretary of state john kerry will be making a statement on syria. all over this. the alleged use of chemical weapons, nerve gas, used on civilians, women and children. it's the latest in a string of alleged chemical weapons attacks across syria. right now u.n. weapons inspectors, they are inside syria. they are testing soil. earlier today they were fired upon by snipers as they tried to collect samples. for the first time the u.s. now says it has little doubt the assad regime has done the unthinkable. fred pleitgen is standing by in damascus. from the state department, elyse
the rift with russia. why president obama is pulling the plug on his one on one with vladimir putin. i'm brooke baldwin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. -- captions by vitac -- >>> after usher's son nearly drowns, the singer's ex wants a court to step in. >>> allegations of torture, abuse and murder at a reform school. bodies of boys never found. but florida is making a dramatic move to change that. >> let's take all of these boys, white boys, black boys, join them together. >>> plus, did a dad make the right move in addressing his daughter's suspected kidnapper? >> if you have a chance, you take it. you run. >>> and a college professor's deep, dark secret revealed. years ago he murdered his entire family. and today the mayor wants him gone. but the school and students, well -- >> he's very intelligent. he's almost a genius. >>> thank you so much for starting your hour with me. i'm brooke baldwin. take that, putin. no summit. barack obama is backing out of that big meeting planned for moscow, marking a new hard line from the white house. he's likening russia's leader
a disaster area. >>> arizona's governor and two senators are upset with the obama administration after the federal government denied aid toronado that fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in that state back in june. fema says the state's request toronado assistance was denied because of insurance rules. fema said not enough uninsured private people were victims to warrant a payout. >>> singer edie gourmet has died. she had a huge hit on "blame it on the bosonova" and had a lot of hit tunes. ♪ >> gorme was a fixture in nightclubs and on television in the '60s and '70s as a solo and duet with her husband, steve lawrence. he called her one of the greatest pop singers of all time. eydie gorme was 84. >>> president obama on vacation, but the issues dogging him have followed him to his retreat on martha's vineyard, including the nsa surveillance program. here's what he said about nsa leaker ed snowden before obama left toronado his vacation. >> i don't think mr. snowden was patriot. mr. snowden has been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was write, he can come as an
the administration did the right thing. president obama was at camp david much of the weekend celebrating his birthday but he is back in washington now. the white house says he has been briefed about the threat and his national security team has met to discuss it. >>> we are keeping an eye on this developing story out of pakistan. a red alert was issued for the capital city of islamabad. two officials tell cnn they have information about a likely attack on a high value target. >> just as you're coming to me now there are helicopters flying overhead in the capital city. what i can tell you from the officials they tell us that surround the capital city and t they overlook key installations, military installation and government buildings too. >> we'll certainly keep you updated with new developments on that story as we learn them. >>> we have new video just in to cnn. watch as tourists at a popular west coast board walk are run over by a car and police say it was deliberate. a live report and much more of this new video is next. >>> beat down on a school bus, students throwing punches, video as
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president obama trumpeted safeguards that he says helped minimize the risk to americans' privacy. >> checks are in place. and those abuses would be against the law and would be against the orders of the fiske. >> reporter: an internal nsa audit in other top secret files revealed there were more than 2,000 violations in the recent 12-month period, mostly unintentional. the nsa says when mistakes are made, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. but the new report raises concerns about that balance of power. the "washington post" reported the chair of the senate intelligence committee diane feinstein wasn't even aware of the audit until it was reported in the paper. feinstein disputes that, but in a statement admitted that the committee can and should do more to independently verify that nsa's operations are inappropriate and that its awareness of incidents are accurate. and the top judge on the secretive court that approves surveillance programs says judges aren't able to independently verify whether the government violates
of civilians. >> our law states a military coup, then aid is cut off. >> president obama won't go that far yet or pull the plug out of $1.3 billion in military assistance the u.s. gives egypt every year. that includes hardware like nya1 abe rams tanks and fighter jets, servicing and technical support as well as military training. cutting aid could cut money to american defense contractors. after all, the u.s. doesn't hand over cash to egypt. it keeps it in a trust fund administered by the treasury department. egypt decides what equipment it wants to buy. like the tank manufacturer inialin lima, ohio. israel, too, is nervous. officials telling cnn that cutting military aid to egypt could hurt israel and the region. egypt is one of only two arab countries along with jordan that made peace with israel in 1978. in israel now sees the egyptian military as the only stable force keeping the country from chaos and extremism. >> egyptian military has helped defend against jihadists, who have been plotting to launch attacks from egypt into israel. >> another possible effect of cutting military aid, weak
. >>> the clothing company, forever 21 cutting employee hours and blaming obama care for it. >>> bear attacks on the rise. how seven people were malled in four days. this is cnn newsroom. we're keeping a close eye on the massive wildfire rolling across idaho sun valley. look at these pictures. you have thousands of people in the path of this fire. they're being told get out of their homes. in the southeast very different story. that's where you're going to see heavy rains swamping parts of the florida panhandle and areas along the gulf coast. the rains are even saturating areas as far north as the carolinas where some roads there under two feet of water this weekend. i want to bring in chad meyers to talk about all the severe weather. dan simon is in idaho. chad, i want to start off with you here. this is crazy. it's insane to see this extreme weather throughout the country. you're looking at the florida panhandle where it doesn't seem to let up. >> if you had a weekend vacation in panama city, you didn't have a good time. ten inches of rain in about 48 hours from friday night to sunday night
leaker edward snowden himself. these new revelations today may contradict president obama's recent assurances, remember he talked last friday, about nsa surveillance programs. >> a general impression has, i think, taken hold not only among the american public but also around the world that somehow we're out there willy-nilly just sucking in information on everybody. and doing what we please with it. that's not the case. >> let me bring in three pinuated voices. ben ferguson and erol lewis. david soroda, i want to begin with you. my first question, when we look at edward snowden you hear it from different camps. you hear traitor. you hear patriot. here we are. we are still clearly talking about this and debating this. is what snowden did in the long run good for americans? suroda? >> absolutely. i think he's a hero. i think today's story is vindication of the fact he's a whistle blower. this story that was in the "washington post" today about the government breaking the law thousands of times a year in just one part of nsa, not the whole nsa, just one part, breaking the law thousand
network. >> president obama stuck to his planned weekend schedule, golfing and going to will camp david for his birthday. a white house official says the president will will continue to be updated about the threat through the weekend. the white house says it will not comment on intelligence in this case, particularly as it relates to a "new york times" report that says that some of this intelligence came from intercepted electronic communications between senior al qaeda operatives. our terrorism expert paul crookshank says regardless of what happens as a result of this threat, the terrorists have caused enough concern to prompt close urz and travel alerts like we're seeing. an anna? >> emily, thank you. >>> the threat is not limited to embassies. the state department issued a global travel alert yesterday. even if you don't see the extra security at airports, you can be certain that it's there. cnn's nick valencia reports from atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport. >> reporter: anna, for those passengers traveling dpes tickally this weekend, it should be business as usual. longer lines a
on the u.s. deppmatic compound in benghazi. after that point, the obama administration was criticizeded for not responding strongly enough to that threat. this time, officials say they're acting out of what they call an abundance of caution. something else that's interesting that happened as a result of benghazi. we know the pentagon approved a marine combat team to respopd if there's a crisis. roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea. around 500 are split between italy and spain. n now, they are posted there full time. to respond if something happens in the area. that's something different than what happened when that attack in benghazi happened just about 11 months ago. >> thanks so much from washington. >>> the travel alert will impact americans all over the world. nick is live at atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport. so, you've been talking to passengers today. are they saying anything unusual about their travel day? >> if you're traveling dmesically this weekend, you probably won't notice a change at all. we just got back from inside the terminal, it's business as usual. there
. the obama administration was severely criticized for not responding strongly to the threat. this time officials are using this phrase. they say they're acting out of an abundance of caution. here's something we do know that affects benghazi. basically there are roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea, 500 marines split between italy and spain. they are posted there full-time for the sole purpose of responding if there is an attack in the area. these are marines who could go in the event that these threats turned into actual attacks and be there quicker than they were able to be there at this time last year. >> emily, thanks so much in washington. >>> a travel alert coming out of this really could impact americans for the next month or so. now we go to nick valencia a at atlanta's hart field -- hartsfield-jackson airport. >> lines shouldn't be longer, no more delays because of this travel alert, though the state department does say we should not see any visible changes in security due to this travel warning. i spoke to passengers. we got some mixed reaction. while some were comple
these recent moves by the obama administration not only to close the number of embassies that it did, but then today to also issue that worldwide travel alert. but basically the more and more we hear from sources, the more everything seems to point to yemen as the source of origin. >> and as this note says, things seem to have ramped up in the last couple of days with the approach of the end of ramadan. dana, to you on the hill. i know members of congress, they are heading out of town for multiple weeks. they're being briefed. they are obviously taking this quite seriously. >> they are. since you and i spoke last hour, brooke, i've spoken to two additional sources. one from each party who have been briefed. both say they absolutely think the administration is doing the right thing. that this is an entirely appropriate response and reaction based on the threat that they know is out there. the one thing they say, though, is, you know, chris lawrence and our other colleagues, their sources are saying all signs are pointing to yemen. but they also say that they are seeing chatter that sh
? apparently when the obama administration refuses to say it is. our guest, senator john mccain, is breaking from the white house talking points on egypt, even though he just got back from a trip there at the president's
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